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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Civil Rights Questions

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Grade 8 Civil Rights
In 1952, Medgar Evers joined which organization to advocate for civil rights?
  1. Council of Federated Organizations
  2. Regional Council of Negro Leadership
  3. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  4. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s first major leadership role during the Civil Rights Movement came during which event?
  1. March on Washington
  2. Montgomery Bus Boycott
  3. Watergate
  4. Selma to Montgomery March
Grade 8 Civil Rights
What event prompted Medgar Evers to apply for law school at the University of Mississippi?
  1. The Greensboro Sit-ins
  2. The murder of Emmett Till
  3. The Montgomery Bus Boycott
  4. The Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education
Grade 8 Civil Rights
What was the name of the civil rights organization Martin Luther King, Jr. helped found in 1957?
  1. Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  2. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  3. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  4. Coordinating Council for Community Organizations
Grade 8 Civil Rights
The Congress on Racial Equality and the                                                          sponsored the first Freedom Ride.
  1. National Association for the Advancement of Color People
  2. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  3. American Equal Rights Association
  4. Anti Defamation League
Grade 8 Civil Rights
The National Women's Suffrage Association was founded by
  1. Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth.
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and John Quincy Adams.
  3. Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman
  4. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Grade 8 Civil Rights
What is the name of the movement that sought to secure equal access and opportunity for the basic rights and privileges of black people?
  1. The Hip Hop Culture Movement
  2. The Great Migration
  3. The Harlem Renaissance
  4. The Civil Rights Movement
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Which of the following rights did the women's rights movement NOT achieve for women during the 1800s?
  1. right to vote
  2. right to own property
  3. right of married women to keep their wages
  4. right to pursue higher education
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Which of the following was organized to address the issue of equal rights for women?
  1. the Underground Railroad
  2. the Seneca Falls Convention
  3. the temperance movement
  4. the abolitionist movement
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Escaped from slavery and became a leader of the Abolitionist movement.
  1. Harriet Tubman
  2. Jefferson Davis
  3. Frederick Douglass
  4. Booker Washington
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Laws aimed at enforcing segregation in public places
  1. Tammany Hall
  2. Tenement
  3. Jim Crow Laws
  4. Ellis Island
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Which was the first college in the U.S. to admit women and African Americans?
  1. Ashmun Institute
  2. Harvard University
  3. Mount Holyoke
  4. Oberlin College of Ohio
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